Congenial European-style neighborhood cafés offer quality all-day dining with a laid-back urbane style
July 8th, 2013
Since the opening of the first Classified cafe on Hollywood Road back in 2006, the concept of bringing a European-style cafe experience to Hong Kong residents has been warmly embraced by an appreciative clientele, and Classified cafes can now be found in nine urban locations across Hong Kong. Occupying prime street-front spaces in busy urban locations, Classified offers local residents and visitors a convenient casual, laid-back environment for gourmet all-day dining, socialising over coffee or wine, and a retail service for gourmet coffees, boutique wines, handcrafted breads, and premium artisan cheeses. Classified cafes are owned and operated by the highly regarded local Press Room Group– whose other successful dining concepts include the original The Press Room bistro ( next door on Hollywood Road); Michelin-starred fine dining at The Principal; acclaimed British gastro-pub The Pawn; and The News Room.
The contemporary design of the Hollywood Road cafe exudes a warm, comfortable atmosphere, with the decor featuring rustic timber communal tables indoors, and casual outdoor settings. Classic terrazzo flooring combines perfectly with the timber paneling and white ceilings- and large blackboards listing menus and daily specials are placed prominently above the serving counter fronting the open kitchen. A feature of Classified cafes are the walk-in cheese rooms- climate controlled rooms that showcase the large selections of artisan cheeses- for ordering as platters at the cafes- or for takeaway (including a home delivery service).
Classified serves an appealing variety of international comfort foods. Satisfying choices from the Breakfast Menu include Classified Double Eggs Benedict; Classified Breakfast– English sausage & bacon, scrambled eggs, on sourdough toast, homemade beans & grilled tomatoes; and Homemade Granola– with Greek yoghurt, elderflower honey, fresh fruit & toasted hazelnuts. While standout dishes from the All-Day Dining menu include the Classified Burger; Organic Beef Lasagne al Forno; Charcuterie selections; Slow-cooked Moroccan Lamb- with fruit, spices & lemon-herb couscous; and Classified Sharing Board– crispy chorizo, stu”ed peppers with tuna, chicken croquettes, marinated olives & tomato and mozzarella bruschetta.
Artisan cheeses from England, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Holland and Switzerland can be selected for the platter servings, and over 100 labels of international wines are available for drinking at the cafe, or to take away.
Conveniently opening daily at 8:00 am Classified caters to an all-day clientele- whether for breakfast, morning coffees, afternoon tea, or casual evening meals and drinks.
Inside Classified on Hollywood Road
Classified offers casual outdoor seating on the pavement of Hollywood Road, or air-conditioned comfort indoors.
The ground floor cafe interior features a bold industrial lamp-styled chandelier.
The open kitchen and serving counter at the ground floor entrance.
Upper level at Classified on Hollywood features rustic bench style tables and seating, and floor-to-ceiling wine display across the back wall.
Upstairs section of Classified- with glass-fronted, temperature controlled cheese room overlooking lower level.
Classified features over 70 farmhouse cheeses from Jean d’Alos and Neal’s Yard Dairy, each sourced directly from artisan producers. The cheeses are carefully matured to peak condition in the in-house cheese maturing facility.
Selections from the Classified Menu
Artisan Cheese Platter- served with quince paste & a choice of daily baked bread or homemade crackers. ( Small – 3 cheeses; Medium- 5 cheeses; Large- 7 cheeses)
Selection from the gourmet coffees- Cappuccino
Classified Double Eggs Benedict- with Serrano ham & hollandaise ( selection from Breakfast & All-Day Dining Menus)
Grilled Organic Chicken Salad- with bacon and avocado (All-Day Dining Menu)
Classified Burger- with English bacon and Swiss cheese on a seeded sourdough bun, served with chilli fries (All-Day Dining Menu)
Classified Breakfast Menu
Classified All-Day Dining Menu
Classified- neighbourhood cafés, Hong Kong
Address: 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan. Hong Kong
MTR: Sheung Wan station – Exit A1 – 10 minutes walk.
Enquiries: +852. 2525 3454
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ClassifiedHK
Opening hours: Daily: 08:00 am to 12:00 am midnight ( last orders 10:30 pm)
Other Classified Cafes in Hong Kong– Wanchai; Central- Exchange Square & New World Tower; Happy Valley; Sai Kung; Tai Hang; Horizon Plaza, and Stanley.